Weld, Dr. Anna – Rockford’s First Woman MD

Dr. Anna Weld obit -1 pic\

Dr. Anna Weld obit - 2

Source: Rockford Register Republic 12/3/1956, page 1 and 2.


Weld, Dr. Anna

Born 11/11/1866 and died, Dec. 1956

Rockford’s first woman doctor in 1906.

First woman eligible for the American Medical Society’s Fifty Year Service.

Sponsor and among first directors at Municipal Tuberculosis sanitarium.

Member of Winnebago County Medical Society, emeritus member of Illinois State Medical Society, member of American Medical Association, and one of first two women to be admitted to the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Weld lived at 977 No. Main St. the last 28 years.

Photo in article of Dr. Weld.

Source: Rockford Register Republic 12/3/1956